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LeFante Law Offices

Criminal Defense


If you’ve been arrested for a crime, your career, relationships, and freedoms – in fact your entire future – could be in jeopardy. You need strong, effective defense representation. A dedicated criminal lawyer in central Illinois, James P. LeFante of LeFante Law Offices understands the seriousness of every case he handles. He and his associates believe that everyone accused of a crime deserves a strong defense and are determined to do everything possible to succeed for their clients.

LeFante Law Offices represents clients charged with a wide range of crimes, including:

  • DUI
  • Drug crimes
  • Violent crimes
  • Weapons charges
  • White-collar crimes
  • Sexual assault
  • Theft
  • Traffic offenses, and
  • And other misdemeanors and felonies.

LeFante lawyers are aggressive at trial, skilled in negotiation and work diligently to achieve the best possible outcome for every client. When representing you, James P. LeFante and his associates closely review each piece of evidence and search for the answer to any unanswered questions:

  • First, we obtain every police report related to the accusation. We also subpoena the 911 and dispatch recordings.
  • We visit the crime scene, take photos, interview witnesses, take measurements and listen to our client’s side of the story.
  • Our investigative techniques are highly effective because, more often than not, they reveal inconsistencies in the police investigation.

LeFante Law Offices begins preparations long before the actual trial starts. We understand that cross-examination requires intense preparation and thoughtfully conceived and executed trial strategy. We examine the case from every angle, including how the police and prosecution view it. These highly effective strategies are designed and implemented along with our nearly two decades of courtroom expertise.

Central Illinois Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with a crime, fight for your rights with trusted, experienced criminal defense representation. Contact the Peoria criminal defense lawyers at LeFante Law Offices at 309-999-1111 for a consultation. Or contact us electronically using this online form.






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Richard Clelland

A little over a year ago I contacted the LaFante law firm to handle a personal injury suit against a dog owner. The professionalism of this law firm went beyond my expectations. Mr. LaFante and his assistants kept me informed and up to date in regards to all the negotiations that were taking place. Everything… Read more “Richard Clelland”

Richard Clelland

Above and Beyond Expectations

Mr. LeFante really came through for me, providing the best imaginable outcome for my situation. He went above and beyond expectations in my case. I would recommend his services to anyone needing a… Read more “Above and Beyond Expectations”

Well Prepared in the Courtroom

I was recommended James LeFante Law by a friend at PND high school. Jim was very honest about my concerns and worked with me through the entire court process. Jim is very talented and well prepared in the courtroom. Could not be more pleased with LeFante Law!! All his staff treated me with the utmost… Read more “Well Prepared in the Courtroom”

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I have been an attorney for 20 years and can honestly say that the LeFante Law Firm , specifically attorney Shane Mahoney, is both attentive to the clients needs and highly successful in obtaining the most out of a settlement. I highly recommend this law firm to all seeking to make the most of their… Read more “Accident Loans Lawsuit Loans Redwood Funding Group”

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Mike Eddy

Wow I don’t know where to start about LeFante Law. Jim LeFante is a exceptional attorney as is Tom Norman they both are willing to go that extra 10 % and give your case a 110%. Likewise the office staff have the same commitment to your problems at hand. The office staff is always very… Read more “Mike Eddy”

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Creshondra Davis

It has been a pleasure having this team fighting for me! They have handled several cases for me and my children, under 18, and have helped me get tripled what the insurance company offered. I am glad I chose to continue doing business with this law firm. I got more respect and more answers. At… Read more “Creshondra Davis”

Creshondra Davis

Dragoncook

Everyone at LeFante Law Offices has been Great these last 4 years. I was always kept in the loop and they made it easy for me to understand what was going on. When meeting at the office they make you feel comfortable and welcome. When handling cases they are all very Professional and Knowledgeable letting… Read more “Dragoncook”

Dragoncook

Sarah White

Not only did LeFante get the best possible outcome for my case, but they were absolutely great to work with. They were responsive, timely and easy to communicate with. Thank… Read more “Sarah White”

Sarah White

Phil Roth

Lefante Law Office is a team of Professionals. I got hurt at work and i immediately knew I was going with Jim Lefante to represent me in a Work Comp case. I have known Jim since 1990. We had met in a class at Western Illinois University and we became good friends. Jim has always… Read more “Phil Roth”

Phil Roth
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